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Abū Ṭāhir Multānī
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Abū Ṭāhir Multānī was a Ḥanafī jurist of the 9th/15th or 10th/16th centuries, and the author of a treatise in Persian, ʿUmdat al-Islām. Manuscripts of this work give Kamāl as the name of the author's father; he himself is sometimes referred to as ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz (Āstān-i Quds, 2/88; Ḥājjī Khalīfa, 2/1165; Dānishpazhūh, Fihristwārah, 66). Although it is not clear precisely when he lived, one copy of ʿUmdat al-Islām is dated 924/1518 and this may possibly be a clue to the century in which it was written (see Tasbīḥī, 2/318–319). Ivanow, however, maintained that it …

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Naushahi, Arif and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Ṭāhir Multānī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_0216>
First published online: 2015

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